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1/8/2013 - Protests Spread As Alleged Attackers Plead Not Guilty to Violent Rape
Three of the five accused attackers in a violent gang rape of a medical student in India will enter pleas of not guilty, according to the BBC. Manohar Lal Sharma, who is representing three of the five men accused of told the BBC that he would be filing representation letters for the three accused men challenging the way the police handled evidence in the case....

7/16/2009 - Nepal's Budget Includes Stipend for Widows Who Remarry
Finance Minister Surendra Pandey and the Nepalese government released a budget for fiscal year 2009/2010 this week, which includes a cash incentive for men who marry widows....

5/21/2009 - Nepal's Supreme Court Orders Expanded Abortion Access
The Supreme Court of Nepal ruled yesterday that the Nepalese government must enact legislation that guarantees women's access to safe abortion services....

5/15/2008 - Nepalese Police Arrest Over 500 Tibetan Women
Nepalese police arrested more than 500 Tibetan women who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy on Saturday for a free Tibet....

4/10/2008 - High Quotas in Nepal Elections Promising for Women
Women took advantage of gender quotas to run in the historic election of Nepal's first Constituent Assembly today....

11/16/2006 - Women Leaders Speak on Peace and Stability
A panel discussion in Washington, DC yesterday highlighted the peace-building efforts of four women from various developing countries....

12/8/2004 - Governments Fail to Protect Women from Violence During War
A leading human rights group has issued a global call to action to challenge violence against women and the failure of governments to prevent it....

11/8/2004 - King Releases Nepalese Women Imprisoned for Having Abortions
Nepal's King Gyanendra granted amnesty to 12 female prisoners who were jailed for having abortions....

5/5/2004 - Leading Cause of Death for Teenage Girls Is Pregnancy and Childbirth
A leading aid group has reported that teenage girls in the developing world have a high risk of dying from pregnancy and childbirth complications....

1/12/2004 - More Nepalese Women Victims of Trafficking But Fewer Seeking Justice
The number of Nepalese women and children trafficked for sexual exploitation is on the rise, while the number of women seeking justice has gone down over the past couple of years....

4/17/2003 - Nepal: Abortion Legal but Women Still Imprisoned
Despite the legalization of abortion in Nepal last September fifty women remain imprisoned on abortion and related offenses....

3/5/2003 - United Nations Holds 47th Session of Commission on the Status of Women
The United Nations is currently holding the 47th session of its Commission on the Status of Women in New York City....

11/25/2002 - UNHCR Investigates Sex Abuse of Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has dispatched a fact-finding team to investigate reports that 18 Bhutanese refugees were sexually assaulted in Nepal by aid workers from local non-governmental organizations, the UN Wire reports....

9/30/2002 - Women Gain Abortion Rights in Nepal
In a huge step forward for womens rights in Nepal, the King of Nepal recently signed a bill that officially legalizes abortion, makes sexual abuse against children a crime and allows women to inherit property from their parents....

3/15/2002 - Nepal to Legalize Abortion
In a victory for Nepalese women, the Lower House of Parliament amended the Nepalese Civil Code to legalize abortion in the first trimester, in cases of rape or incest, or to protect a womans health....

3/13/2002 - U.S. Pro-Choice Group Challenges Global Gag Rule
The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) petitioned the Second Circuit Court of Appeals today asking the court to allow its legal challenge of President Bushs global gag rule to continue....

3/1/2002 - Nepalese Push for More Liberal Abortion Laws
Six Nepalese women die each day from botched illegal abortions according to Panos, an international non-profit organization focusing on the developing world....

7/20/2001 - Boxer Chairs Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Gag Rule
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Hearing on legislation to overturn President Bushs Family Planning Gag Rule yesterday....

6/27/2000 - Former Nepalese Trafficking Survivors Now Guard India's Borders To Capture Traffickers
Traffickers in Nepal capture thousands of Nepalese girls and sell them to brothels all across Asia....